Frequently Asked Questions


Is my copyright taken away if I post my work in Touro Scholar?

No. We do not ask you to transfer any of your exclusive rights to us. When applicable, like depositing your work via Green OA, we ask for your permission to redistribute your work on this website. See our author agreement for more information, or get in touch with us.

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Who contacts the publishers?

We contact publishers if necessary to secure permission to post a work. Many publishers now have established self-archiving policies. Library staff will never post any work without required permissions.

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Who holds the copyright to my work?

Please check your publishing agreement for this information, or get in touch with us to help.

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Can I restrict access to my work?

Yes, we can restrict access to your work so it is only viewable by those within the Touro College & University System.

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What if my work is under an embargo period?

We respect all embargo periods and will restrict access to the full text of the work until the period expires.

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I don't have digital versions of old working papers that I'd like to include in the repository. Is it okay to scan the printed page to a PDF file?

Yes--scanning printed pages is a great way to create digital files for inclusion in the repository. Reach out to us for help with this process.

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What if I want to take down my work?

If you submit a request for takedown, we will withdraw the record; however, metadata for the record will still remain.

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What is open access?

See Touro Scholar's About page for more information.

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What is a Creative Commons license?

See our Creative Commons library guide.

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